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At Risk ➵ At Risk Read ➼ Author Stella Rimington – Polishdarling.co.uk A terrorist is targeting Britain And to make matters worse it s an invisible someone traveling under a British passport Virtually impossible to find before it s too lateThe job falls to Liz Carlyle, t A terrorist is targeting Britain And to make matters worse it s an invisible someone traveling under a British passport Virtually impossible to find before it s too lateThe job falls to Liz Carlyle, the most resourceful counter terror agent in British intelligence Tracking down this invisible is a challenge like none she has faced before It will require all her hard won experience, to say nothing of her intelligence and courage Drawing on her own years as Britain s highest ranking spy, Stella Rimington gives us a story that is smart, tautly drawn, and suspenseful from first to last.


10 thoughts on “At Risk

  1. Mal Warwick Mal Warwick says:

    Ex spooks with a modicum of writing ability sometimes turn to writing spy thrillers once they ve left the world of espionage Rarely, though, do we see fictional treatments of the game come from anyone who retired at the very top of the game Dame Stella Rimington is one of what must be only a handful of examples She retired in 1996 as Director General of MI5, Britain s counter intelligence service, the only woman ever to have served in the post Her first novel, At Risk, appeared in 2004, intr Ex spooks with a modicum of writing ability sometimes turn to writing spy thrillers once they ve left the world of espionage Rarely, though, do we see fictional treatments of the game come from anyone who retired at the very top of the game Dame Stella Rimington is one of what must be only a handful of examples She retired in 1996 as Director General of MI5, Britain s counter intelligence service, the only woman ever to have served in the post Her first novel, At Risk, appeared in 2004, introducing her alter ego, MI5 officer Liz Carlyle That first book has been followed to date by nine others, one every year or two It turns out that not only does Rimington know how the counterespionage business works, she s able to describe it with great skill and create a great deal of suspense in the process At Risk is an espionage thriller that fulfills its promise.Liz Carlyle, now 34 years of age, is a ten year veteran of MI5 She is in a relationship with a married man whom she s on the verge of dumping, as she has so many of his predecessors Her mother wants her to move home and find a marriageable man, settle down, and give her grandchildren Predictably, Liz has no intention of complying.At MI5, Carlyle runs agents and serves on the Joint Counter Terrorist group along with representatives of MI6, the police Special Branch, GCHQ Britain s NSA , and, sometimes, the Home Office and the Foreign Office At a meeting of this inter agency group, MI6 discloses that a terrorist is about to enter the country an invisible capable of blending perfectly into English society The terrorist s identity, and his or her intentions, are unknown.No sooner has Liz begun work on the case than she hears disturbing news from an informant who had reported to her when she was involved in investigating organized crime Apparently, a crime boss engaged in smuggling drugs and illegal immigrants into the country is expecting a very big shipment the boss is nervous, and the informant is terrified Is there a connection to the terrorist on the way This being fiction, we surmise that that is the case But how the connection is revealed is fascinating.At Risk is a superior example of espionage fiction It s tense almost from the very beginning, the suspense builds steadily throughout, and the ending is shocking inways than one Highly recommended


  2. Sara Sara says:

    If you enjoy spy intrigue stories you will love this book The plot is captivating and of course extremely realistic considering the author s previous career with MI5 My only complaint was that I needed a British English American English dictionary to help me with a lot of the lingo Also, there are some assumptions made by the author with regards to British culture that not all her non British readers will be familiar with.


  3. An Odd1 An Odd1 says:

    In any campaign, the first stronghold that you have to occupy is your enemy s consciousnessFeliks Dzerzhinsky KGB founder p 424They make a wilderness, and call it peaceTacitus, Roman Empire p 554.Quotations show the breadth of heroine Liz and author Stella s education.I may continue series, but Iadmire than like heroine Liz, her deceptive frightening world, traitors novice Jean or jaded Mansoor The Western good guys stumble always a footstep behind the Islamic terrorists,In any campaign, the first stronghold that you have to occupy is your enemy s consciousnessFeliks Dzerzhinsky KGB founder p 424They make a wilderness, and call it peaceTacitus, Roman Empire p 554.Quotations show the breadth of heroine Liz and author Stella s education.I may continue series, but Iadmire than like heroine Liz, her deceptive frightening world, traitors novice Jean or jaded Mansoor The Western good guys stumble always a footstep behind the Islamic terrorists, in slow reveal Clues dribble tediously, sought, mis interpreted The suspense builds fact by fact Author, retired MI6 director, knew her job, and tells us expertly, teasingly, so 5 for series debut, started after actress mentioned on extras for Anecdotes have ring of truth, like well heeled public schoolboys snorting lemon sherbet from sweets to drug high p266 Denzil refuses drink because driving straight to the pub p525 Minor characters, no matter their values, have ring of reality, in names and descriptions flashy Eastman, pretentious Peregrine, busty Cherisse Conversations, events have hint of truth, sometimes irrelevant, disjoint comic relief, better edited out Liz laughs at idea of fifty rubber Santa masks p42 Suggestion of possible enemy disguise distracts from plot direction So does romance side plot neglected flat, personal life Married boyfriend Mark phones, he has confessed to wife and left she is rude, selfish, spares no minute to let him know he s history nagging need keeps bobbing up, positive persistence negative side Work is excuse for dropped relationships McKay says I love it when you talk dirty disrespectfully in front of professional peers for joke she drives hard off the road, slamming brakes in return p319 view spoiler In the game of espionage, as in life, chance rules skill Jean relents, face to face, flirting with son of targeted family The most important conversation saves lives She sees the boy has the goodness of soul to use the opportunities she rejected Another reader might hear other morals hide spoiler MI5 British Military Intelligence internal terrorist analyst Liz Carlyle 32 is softly dressed but tough spoken to everyone MI6 Bruno Mackay also 32 has good looks far too emphatic p15 view spoiler , at end revealed to be former handler of Mansoor at end hide spoiler her opposite number p70, he is not like Jacob Hay s from Ellery Queen s Eyes of Mystery His superior Geoffrey Fane is ongoing enemy in series Her former source Zander bypasses his official Special Branch handler Morrison view spoiler , on the take p285 hide spoiler British society classes block help between levels upper crust Etonian MI6 international division , career Army, or cop on the daily beat Lakeby avoids using the men s names a subtle but unmistakable putting of them into their place p177 Sticky spiderwebs entangle, hinder solution Liz can use deliberate bureaucratic bumbling If nit picking bully jobsworth Morrison buries valuable data, she haspieces of the jigsaw than anyone else Which was how she liked it p126 Adulterous sergeants Mudie and Clissold snog rather than search thoroughly p367 Throughout series, Liz only trusts chivalrous superior Wetherby, whose wife is chronically ill reader sees Liz has crush on him blossoms later bear fruit The infiltrator is feared because invisible , CIA for native of target country p17 At first Jean D Aubigny, surname French, speech posh English , slips notice Rimington flows, usually easily, in current of time, varies viewpoints, invents believable histories Islam fills a typical desperately lonely p136 teen need to belong Aliases, such as name on license Lucy p231, kept straight by author expertise Collateral Damage Schwarzenegger s film does theme better, equivocates black and white, good and bad accidentally bombs Mansoor s family wedding p470 Disaster is set in train Likewise, a tiny trait, a greedy fisherman Gunter, starts the downfall of the Muslim plan Liz recognizes the specialist silent armor piercing bullet p208 trivia transforms into key Camp instructor recited To kill an enemy of Islam is to be reborn p403, but laughs, because new existence is reborn dead changed everything she felt nothing p538 They re looking for us, I can feel it p234 I can feel her shadow p467 Reality is spoiled by dreams, psychic supernatural trash Viewpoint from Denzil on school holiday, keeps crossing paths with the terrorist couple, confusing until the end view spoiler we learn he is the son of the target family, and Jean accepts his innocence to save their lives hide spoiler Asides Acronyms are thankfully minimal ITS is Islamic Terrorist Syndicate p16, COBRA is Whitehall Cabinet Office Briefing Room p395 A leather jacket in Canada coststhan cloth, so cheap looking and unfashionable p278 strikes an off note Like Agatha Christie uses italics, Rimington uses bold letters for emphasis Factory assembly line romance style founder Barbara Cartland was over fond of exclamation marks Is this a British speech pattern thing , like Hollywood air quotes


  4. Mark Young Mark Young says:

    Stella Rimington really grabs the reader from the very beginning Characters and plot are intertwined like strands of string in a cord, each heading toward a final event that has anti terrorist agents worried Along the way, we grown closer to intelligence officer Liz Caryle, who has spent a lifetime trying to prove herself in a very dangerous, male oriented environment.Liz and her counter terrorist teammates must learn whether the opposition has finally been able to land an foreign agent on UK Stella Rimington really grabs the reader from the very beginning Characters and plot are intertwined like strands of string in a cord, each heading toward a final event that has anti terrorist agents worried Along the way, we grown closer to intelligence officer Liz Caryle, who has spent a lifetime trying to prove herself in a very dangerous, male oriented environment.Liz and her counter terrorist teammates must learn whether the opposition has finally been able to land an foreign agent on UK soil to commit an horrendous act with the help of a invisible An invisible, explains the book cover, is CIA speak for the ultimate intelligence nightmare a terrorist who is an ethnic native of the target country and who can therefore cross its borders unchecked, moves around the country unquestioned, and go unnoticed while settng up the foundation for monstrous harm This is the backdrop of At Risk This novel is authored by novelist Stella Rimington, after she retired from Britain s Security Service MI5 as director general after thirty five years of service, which included responsilibiies of investigationing counter subversion, counter espionage, and counter terrorism In short, Rimington writes from her own experiences working in that gray netherworld that is seldom touched by daylight A well written, well crafted novel I would highly recommend it to those who enjoy this genre


  5. DebsD DebsD says:

    With excellent writing, perfect plotting and several twists, this has a feeling of authenticity as it should, given the author s background The only complaints I have about this are minor there are a few threads of story which don t seem to go anywhere I wonder if they come to something later in the series and the pacing is sometimes a little bit spotty which I can forgive, this being a debut novel A solid 4 from me I m looking forward to picking up the second in the series.


  6. Andrew Andrew says:

    This is Stella Rimington s first book, in which she introduces the character of Liz Carlyle who is employed by M15 as an agent runner.This book seems quite topical at the time I write this It is based around what is called an invisible by the security services.Much of the story takes place in the rural parts of East Anglia I like the way the novel is crafted It is written from two view points Firstly through the eyes if Liz and her MI5 and M16 colleagues Secondly through the eyes of An This is Stella Rimington s first book, in which she introduces the character of Liz Carlyle who is employed by M15 as an agent runner.This book seems quite topical at the time I write this It is based around what is called an invisible by the security services.Much of the story takes place in the rural parts of East Anglia I like the way the novel is crafted It is written from two view points Firstly through the eyes if Liz and her MI5 and M16 colleagues Secondly through the eyes of And who are the radical Islamic Fundamentalists who are in England to undertake a terrorist action.There are some good sections of dialogue which make the characters come to life This is a story which certainly has a lot of pace The tension builds steadily and the conflicts between the different organisations police, military and special services are brought out well Will Liz Carlyle get her villain s You will need to read it to find out.I look forward to reading the Secret Asset the second book in the series


  7. Sarah Sarah says:

    I picked this up because of her job as head of MI5 I think it is her first book and half way through I wanted to grip her and send her on a good creative writing course Maybe that is what happened as the first half of the book is all about setting the scene and involved a lot of tedious detail about clothes and food and possibly even furniture and is far too long Then the story picks up with some real tension and pace and a lot of cleverness I have friends in this part of Norfolk and so I I picked this up because of her job as head of MI5 I think it is her first book and half way through I wanted to grip her and send her on a good creative writing course Maybe that is what happened as the first half of the book is all about setting the scene and involved a lot of tedious detail about clothes and food and possibly even furniture and is far too long Then the story picks up with some real tension and pace and a lot of cleverness I have friends in this part of Norfolk and so I enjoyed the way the plot was rooted in the places and countryside


  8. Stan Usher Stan Usher says:

    I like reading books, that are written by authors who have a knowledge of the subject matter, and this book has it in spades Stella Rimington was the first female boss of MI5, and this first book in this series I will be getting, is as relevant today as it was 13 years ago when it was written 5 5


  9. Julie Christine Julie Christine says:

    The adventures of Liz Carlyle, female MI5 officer, as conceived by former Director General of MI5, Stella Rimington A no brainer this is utter, lose yourself in the adventure fun Step aside, Jason Bourne, the lady has arrived


  10. Bev Taylor Bev Taylor says:

    liz carlyle works for MI5 as an intelligence officer with a troubled personal lie h e once she learns that an invisible may have entered our shores all bets r offered and her concentration is complete a terrorist who can pass thru our borders with impunity is the worse nightmare who, why, where and when a few dead bodies lend clues and with a mix of information relayed by their own trusted agents and links a picture starts to appear but it still appears to be wrong and this is not hel liz carlyle works for MI5 as an intelligence officer with a troubled personal lie h e once she learns that an invisible may have entered our shores all bets r offered and her concentration is complete a terrorist who can pass thru our borders with impunity is the worse nightmare who, why, where and when a few dead bodies lend clues and with a mix of information relayed by their own trusted agents and links a picture starts to appear but it still appears to be wrong and this is not helped by lack of assistance from other sides such as MI6 the est and only hope seems to be if she can get insider this person s head a well written novel and f course with her experience u expect this was a bit surprised that the emphasis seemed to be on the 2 women on opposing sides, the men especially the terrorist seemed almost an afterthought also what was the obsession with elec and power cuts in the first few chapters i thought this might be of some significance but it seemed to cut out like the elec will be others featuring this feisty lady bev


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10 thoughts on “At Risk

  1. Mal Warwick Mal Warwick says:

    Ex spooks with a modicum of writing ability sometimes turn to writing spy thrillers once they ve left the world of espionage Rarely, though, do we see fictional treatments of the game come from anyone who retired at the very top of the game Dame Stella Rimington is one of what must be only a handful of examples She retired in 1996 as Director General of MI5, Britain s counter intelligence service, the only woman ever to have served in the post Her first novel, At Risk, appeared in 2004, intr Ex spooks with a modicum of writing ability sometimes turn to writing spy thrillers once they ve left the world of espionage Rarely, though, do we see fictional treatments of the game come from anyone who retired at the very top of the game Dame Stella Rimington is one of what must be only a handful of examples She retired in 1996 as Director General of MI5, Britain s counter intelligence service, the only woman ever to have served in the post Her first novel, At Risk, appeared in 2004, introducing her alter ego, MI5 officer Liz Carlyle That first book has been followed to date by nine others, one every year or two It turns out that not only does Rimington know how the counterespionage business works, she s able to describe it with great skill and create a great deal of suspense in the process At Risk is an espionage thriller that fulfills its promise.Liz Carlyle, now 34 years of age, is a ten year veteran of MI5 She is in a relationship with a married man whom she s on the verge of dumping, as she has so many of his predecessors Her mother wants her to move home and find a marriageable man, settle down, and give her grandchildren Predictably, Liz has no intention of complying.At MI5, Carlyle runs agents and serves on the Joint Counter Terrorist group along with representatives of MI6, the police Special Branch, GCHQ Britain s NSA , and, sometimes, the Home Office and the Foreign Office At a meeting of this inter agency group, MI6 discloses that a terrorist is about to enter the country an invisible capable of blending perfectly into English society The terrorist s identity, and his or her intentions, are unknown.No sooner has Liz begun work on the case than she hears disturbing news from an informant who had reported to her when she was involved in investigating organized crime Apparently, a crime boss engaged in smuggling drugs and illegal immigrants into the country is expecting a very big shipment the boss is nervous, and the informant is terrified Is there a connection to the terrorist on the way This being fiction, we surmise that that is the case But how the connection is revealed is fascinating.At Risk is a superior example of espionage fiction It s tense almost from the very beginning, the suspense builds steadily throughout, and the ending is shocking inways than one Highly recommended


  2. Sara Sara says:

    If you enjoy spy intrigue stories you will love this book The plot is captivating and of course extremely realistic considering the author s previous career with MI5 My only complaint was that I needed a British English American English dictionary to help me with a lot of the lingo Also, there are some assumptions made by the author with regards to British culture that not all her non British readers will be familiar with.


  3. An Odd1 An Odd1 says:

    In any campaign, the first stronghold that you have to occupy is your enemy s consciousnessFeliks Dzerzhinsky KGB founder p 424They make a wilderness, and call it peaceTacitus, Roman Empire p 554.Quotations show the breadth of heroine Liz and author Stella s education.I may continue series, but Iadmire than like heroine Liz, her deceptive frightening world, traitors novice Jean or jaded Mansoor The Western good guys stumble always a footstep behind the Islamic terrorists,In any campaign, the first stronghold that you have to occupy is your enemy s consciousnessFeliks Dzerzhinsky KGB founder p 424They make a wilderness, and call it peaceTacitus, Roman Empire p 554.Quotations show the breadth of heroine Liz and author Stella s education.I may continue series, but Iadmire than like heroine Liz, her deceptive frightening world, traitors novice Jean or jaded Mansoor The Western good guys stumble always a footstep behind the Islamic terrorists, in slow reveal Clues dribble tediously, sought, mis interpreted The suspense builds fact by fact Author, retired MI6 director, knew her job, and tells us expertly, teasingly, so 5 for series debut, started after actress mentioned on extras for Anecdotes have ring of truth, like well heeled public schoolboys snorting lemon sherbet from sweets to drug high p266 Denzil refuses drink because driving straight to the pub p525 Minor characters, no matter their values, have ring of reality, in names and descriptions flashy Eastman, pretentious Peregrine, busty Cherisse Conversations, events have hint of truth, sometimes irrelevant, disjoint comic relief, better edited out Liz laughs at idea of fifty rubber Santa masks p42 Suggestion of possible enemy disguise distracts from plot direction So does romance side plot neglected flat, personal life Married boyfriend Mark phones, he has confessed to wife and left she is rude, selfish, spares no minute to let him know he s history nagging need keeps bobbing up, positive persistence negative side Work is excuse for dropped relationships McKay says I love it when you talk dirty disrespectfully in front of professional peers for joke she drives hard off the road, slamming brakes in return p319 view spoiler In the game of espionage, as in life, chance rules skill Jean relents, face to face, flirting with son of targeted family The most important conversation saves lives She sees the boy has the goodness of soul to use the opportunities she rejected Another reader might hear other morals hide spoiler MI5 British Military Intelligence internal terrorist analyst Liz Carlyle 32 is softly dressed but tough spoken to everyone MI6 Bruno Mackay also 32 has good looks far too emphatic p15 view spoiler , at end revealed to be former handler of Mansoor at end hide spoiler her opposite number p70, he is not like Jacob Hay s from Ellery Queen s Eyes of Mystery His superior Geoffrey Fane is ongoing enemy in series Her former source Zander bypasses his official Special Branch handler Morrison view spoiler , on the take p285 hide spoiler British society classes block help between levels upper crust Etonian MI6 international division , career Army, or cop on the daily beat Lakeby avoids using the men s names a subtle but unmistakable putting of them into their place p177 Sticky spiderwebs entangle, hinder solution Liz can use deliberate bureaucratic bumbling If nit picking bully jobsworth Morrison buries valuable data, she haspieces of the jigsaw than anyone else Which was how she liked it p126 Adulterous sergeants Mudie and Clissold snog rather than search thoroughly p367 Throughout series, Liz only trusts chivalrous superior Wetherby, whose wife is chronically ill reader sees Liz has crush on him blossoms later bear fruit The infiltrator is feared because invisible , CIA for native of target country p17 At first Jean D Aubigny, surname French, speech posh English , slips notice Rimington flows, usually easily, in current of time, varies viewpoints, invents believable histories Islam fills a typical desperately lonely p136 teen need to belong Aliases, such as name on license Lucy p231, kept straight by author expertise Collateral Damage Schwarzenegger s film does theme better, equivocates black and white, good and bad accidentally bombs Mansoor s family wedding p470 Disaster is set in train Likewise, a tiny trait, a greedy fisherman Gunter, starts the downfall of the Muslim plan Liz recognizes the specialist silent armor piercing bullet p208 trivia transforms into key Camp instructor recited To kill an enemy of Islam is to be reborn p403, but laughs, because new existence is reborn dead changed everything she felt nothing p538 They re looking for us, I can feel it p234 I can feel her shadow p467 Reality is spoiled by dreams, psychic supernatural trash Viewpoint from Denzil on school holiday, keeps crossing paths with the terrorist couple, confusing until the end view spoiler we learn he is the son of the target family, and Jean accepts his innocence to save their lives hide spoiler Asides Acronyms are thankfully minimal ITS is Islamic Terrorist Syndicate p16, COBRA is Whitehall Cabinet Office Briefing Room p395 A leather jacket in Canada coststhan cloth, so cheap looking and unfashionable p278 strikes an off note Like Agatha Christie uses italics, Rimington uses bold letters for emphasis Factory assembly line romance style founder Barbara Cartland was over fond of exclamation marks Is this a British speech pattern thing , like Hollywood air quotes


  4. Mark Young Mark Young says:

    Stella Rimington really grabs the reader from the very beginning Characters and plot are intertwined like strands of string in a cord, each heading toward a final event that has anti terrorist agents worried Along the way, we grown closer to intelligence officer Liz Caryle, who has spent a lifetime trying to prove herself in a very dangerous, male oriented environment.Liz and her counter terrorist teammates must learn whether the opposition has finally been able to land an foreign agent on UK Stella Rimington really grabs the reader from the very beginning Characters and plot are intertwined like strands of string in a cord, each heading toward a final event that has anti terrorist agents worried Along the way, we grown closer to intelligence officer Liz Caryle, who has spent a lifetime trying to prove herself in a very dangerous, male oriented environment.Liz and her counter terrorist teammates must learn whether the opposition has finally been able to land an foreign agent on UK soil to commit an horrendous act with the help of a invisible An invisible, explains the book cover, is CIA speak for the ultimate intelligence nightmare a terrorist who is an ethnic native of the target country and who can therefore cross its borders unchecked, moves around the country unquestioned, and go unnoticed while settng up the foundation for monstrous harm This is the backdrop of At Risk This novel is authored by novelist Stella Rimington, after she retired from Britain s Security Service MI5 as director general after thirty five years of service, which included responsilibiies of investigationing counter subversion, counter espionage, and counter terrorism In short, Rimington writes from her own experiences working in that gray netherworld that is seldom touched by daylight A well written, well crafted novel I would highly recommend it to those who enjoy this genre


  5. DebsD DebsD says:

    With excellent writing, perfect plotting and several twists, this has a feeling of authenticity as it should, given the author s background The only complaints I have about this are minor there are a few threads of story which don t seem to go anywhere I wonder if they come to something later in the series and the pacing is sometimes a little bit spotty which I can forgive, this being a debut novel A solid 4 from me I m looking forward to picking up the second in the series.


  6. Andrew Andrew says:

    This is Stella Rimington s first book, in which she introduces the character of Liz Carlyle who is employed by M15 as an agent runner.This book seems quite topical at the time I write this It is based around what is called an invisible by the security services.Much of the story takes place in the rural parts of East Anglia I like the way the novel is crafted It is written from two view points Firstly through the eyes if Liz and her MI5 and M16 colleagues Secondly through the eyes of An This is Stella Rimington s first book, in which she introduces the character of Liz Carlyle who is employed by M15 as an agent runner.This book seems quite topical at the time I write this It is based around what is called an invisible by the security services.Much of the story takes place in the rural parts of East Anglia I like the way the novel is crafted It is written from two view points Firstly through the eyes if Liz and her MI5 and M16 colleagues Secondly through the eyes of And who are the radical Islamic Fundamentalists who are in England to undertake a terrorist action.There are some good sections of dialogue which make the characters come to life This is a story which certainly has a lot of pace The tension builds steadily and the conflicts between the different organisations police, military and special services are brought out well Will Liz Carlyle get her villain s You will need to read it to find out.I look forward to reading the Secret Asset the second book in the series


  7. Sarah Sarah says:

    I picked this up because of her job as head of MI5 I think it is her first book and half way through I wanted to grip her and send her on a good creative writing course Maybe that is what happened as the first half of the book is all about setting the scene and involved a lot of tedious detail about clothes and food and possibly even furniture and is far too long Then the story picks up with some real tension and pace and a lot of cleverness I have friends in this part of Norfolk and so I I picked this up because of her job as head of MI5 I think it is her first book and half way through I wanted to grip her and send her on a good creative writing course Maybe that is what happened as the first half of the book is all about setting the scene and involved a lot of tedious detail about clothes and food and possibly even furniture and is far too long Then the story picks up with some real tension and pace and a lot of cleverness I have friends in this part of Norfolk and so I enjoyed the way the plot was rooted in the places and countryside


  8. Stan Usher Stan Usher says:

    I like reading books, that are written by authors who have a knowledge of the subject matter, and this book has it in spades Stella Rimington was the first female boss of MI5, and this first book in this series I will be getting, is as relevant today as it was 13 years ago when it was written 5 5


  9. Julie Christine Julie Christine says:

    The adventures of Liz Carlyle, female MI5 officer, as conceived by former Director General of MI5, Stella Rimington A no brainer this is utter, lose yourself in the adventure fun Step aside, Jason Bourne, the lady has arrived


  10. Bev Taylor Bev Taylor says:

    liz carlyle works for MI5 as an intelligence officer with a troubled personal lie h e once she learns that an invisible may have entered our shores all bets r offered and her concentration is complete a terrorist who can pass thru our borders with impunity is the worse nightmare who, why, where and when a few dead bodies lend clues and with a mix of information relayed by their own trusted agents and links a picture starts to appear but it still appears to be wrong and this is not hel liz carlyle works for MI5 as an intelligence officer with a troubled personal lie h e once she learns that an invisible may have entered our shores all bets r offered and her concentration is complete a terrorist who can pass thru our borders with impunity is the worse nightmare who, why, where and when a few dead bodies lend clues and with a mix of information relayed by their own trusted agents and links a picture starts to appear but it still appears to be wrong and this is not helped by lack of assistance from other sides such as MI6 the est and only hope seems to be if she can get insider this person s head a well written novel and f course with her experience u expect this was a bit surprised that the emphasis seemed to be on the 2 women on opposing sides, the men especially the terrorist seemed almost an afterthought also what was the obsession with elec and power cuts in the first few chapters i thought this might be of some significance but it seemed to cut out like the elec will be others featuring this feisty lady bev


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